NCC18 Presenter: Angelique Richard

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NCC18 Presenter: Angelique Richard

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Join Dr. Richard for a two-hour panel and participatory lab that will take place during our Caregiving and the Workplace Summit, which happens during our Third Annual National Caregiving Conference:

Co-creating a Better Work/Life for Family Caregivers & Employers Panel & Lab, part of the Caregiving and the Workplace Summit on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.
This interactive, hour-hour session will include a one-hour panel session followed by a one-hour interactive lab for all attendees. Before the summit, we'll survey nurses and hospitals about the challenges nurses as family caregivers are presenting.

Nurses are the quintessential caregivers. Looking at them as a case study and the challenges this creates for the hospitals and health systems that employ them. What can we learn and extend out to other working caregivers and employers?

Nurses are often the first ones in their families look to and call on, because of their comfort and experience with caregiving and the health system. But nurses still find family caregiving and working extremely challenging. They may not be trained in the specific condition or issues their family member has. They also find it's shocking how hard it is to be on the other side of the bed and try to navigate the health system dauntingThe emotional interactions with the career and other family members are much more personal and salient, the family may heap all the responsibility on them, they often have to take extended FMLA, which strains hospitals and can take a toll on their co-workers or create strained working relationships. They can experience challenges with re-entry after caregiving ends and they may be back to work in the ICU or a setting that is reminiscent of recent loss or trauma in their family. As driven caregivers, they also may neglect their own health, nutrition, and well being.

We'll bring together nurses, nurse managers, and hospital and healthcare employers of nurses to look at all sides caregiving presents to all the stakeholders. Then we'll discuss how these challenges resonate for all working caregivers.

Participatory Lab
Everyone in the room will become part of a smaller working group. A facilitator will utilize the information from the pre-summit surveys and initial panels to discuss various challenges and opportunities to address challenges for working family caregivers and employers. Is there anything an employer or manager you work with is currently doing that is alleviating caregiver stress or thrash, improving empathy and awareness, access to resources, or creating redundancy in the workplace? How might we consider caregiving as an opportunity to improve work for everyone?
Attendees will understand the impact of family caregiving on all workplace stakeholders as an opportunity for individual, team and organizational improvement.

Dr. Richard is the Chief Nursing Executive for the Rush System; Vice President, Clinical Nursing and Chief Nurse Officer for Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Dean for Practice Rush University College of Nursing. She provides administrative oversight and accountability for professional nursing practice, operations and performance improvement across all venues for Rush.

Dr. Richard has extensive experience in the field of nursing, leadership and hospital operations. Before joining Rush University Medical Center in 2016, she served as the Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nurse Executive at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in 2014, ranked #7 nationally for cancer services by the US News & World Reports. Prior to that, Dr. Richard worked as the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Presence Healthcare – Saint Francis Hospital, where she led her organization to achieve Magnet Designation, the ANCC's highest recognition for nursing excellence. She has held several nursing and hospital leadership roles over her career. Additionally, Dr. Richard currently serves as a trustee of Rush University Medical Center.

Dr. Richard started her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and went on to finish her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Rush University. Additionally, Dr. Richard received her Master of Science from Rush University. After completing her master’s degree, she also received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Illinois. A published researcher, Dr. Richard co-authored a study, “Reducing central line catheter infections in bone marrow transplant patients,” which was published in Nursing Clinics of North America in 1995. She also participated as the only nurse representative on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot panel discussion at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and represented Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at the Vice President’s National Moonshot Cancer Summit in Washington, DC in 2016.

To learn more about Caregiving and the Workplace Summit, watch our video discussion, which aired as part for our Virtual Caregiving Summit in May.

https://youtu.be/YNqWux4q4E8

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